30.03.15 by Jeff

Inspiration Overload of the Day: The Crazy Inventions of Dominic Wilcox

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“The Reinvention of Normal” is a fantastic little profile of artist, inventor, designer Dominic Wilcox. In the image above you can see a device he invented which allows him to use his right ear to hear what’s on his left, and use his left ear to hear what’s on his right. This is just one of the many brilliantly silly inventions he created as part of a project to make something creative every day for 30 days. Other creations include: toothbrush maracas, an umbrella that waters plants, and a soccer ball that mixes a smoothie.

I like to keep videos like this bookmarked for whenever I’m having a creative block. Everything he says is mind expanding, this is highly recommended viewing! Watch the artist profile below.

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27.03.15 by Jeff

Animation of the Day: Dan Deacon “When I Was Done Dying”

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Animators Jake Fried, Chad Vangaalen, Dimitri Stankowicz, Colin White, Taras Hrabowsky, Anthony Schepperd, Masanobu Hiraoka, KOKOFreakbean and Caleb Wood were recently tapped to create a special episode of Adult Swim’s Off The Air. The piece seamlessly weaves its way through different interpretations of the afterlife, set to the tune of Dan Deacon’s “When I Was Done Dying”.

The stills I’ve pulled here all come from Masanobu Hiraoka’s section of the film because he’s my favourite and his work is next level (proof).

Watch the animation below!

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26.03.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Run The Jewels “Close Your Eyes” Directed by AG Rojas

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Director AG Rojas returns with his first video in two years and it’s a masterpiece. “Close Your Eyes” features vocals by Run the Jewels’ New York City-based artist EI-P and Atlanta-based rapper Killer Mike as well as Zack de la Rocha (Rage Against the Machine).

A young black man (Keith Stanfield) and a police officer (Shea Whigham) wrestle each other to the point of exhaustion in this brutal, poetic clip. This may be one of the most important music videos of the year considering the divisive outcomes of recent police brutality cases. The visuals provide a poignant reminder that violence is futile.

Watch “Close Your Eyes” below.

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25.03.15 by Prosthetic Knowledge

Music Video: Earl Sweatshirt “Grief”

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Track by Earl Sweatshirt gets a visual treatment from one of the best music video directors working today, Hiro Murai. Employing a thermal camera and turning the results into monochrome, the end results have a bizarre and ghostly reality to them. Video embedded below:

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24.03.15 by Jeff

Music Video: FKA Twigs “Glass & Patron”

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FKA Twigs has just released a video for “Glass & Patron”, which she directed for the 2015 Youtube Video Awards. This was really the only video I liked. The song will be released as part of an EP later this year. In the video the dancer turned singer (turned director) gives birth to a vogue battle in the woods. Watch the video below.

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23.03.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Leonard in Slow Motion

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Loved this short by director Peter Livolsi starring Martin Starr (Freaks and Geeks, Silicon Valley). Starr plays a character who moves in slow motion trying to catch up in a regular speed world. Fantastic editing here. Watch “Leonard in Slow Motion” below.

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23.03.15 by Prosthetic Knowledge

Animation: Super Unnatural

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Music video for a track by Bubbles Erotica by 3E Visuals is a 3D animation features a multicoloured polygon form which wants to transcend their existence – video embedded below:

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17.03.15 by Jeff

Animation of the Day: Björk “Family” Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang

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Björk and visionary director Andrew Thomas Huang have collaborated on another new video! They recently released “Black Lake” as part of Björk’s retrospective at the MoMa and now we have a visual for “Family” from her album Vulnicura. Watch “Family” and the trailer for “Black Lake” below!

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